The Union and Company met today and discussed several issues that have come up over the last several weeks. The first issue is the Company’s attempt to create non-bargained sales jobs. These jobs known as Integrated Sales Consultants are being used to up sell customers right in their homes after online sales or a DTV installation and a support job called Integrated Sales Support Specialist that is equivalent to our SSRs. We made it clear to the company that they are doing bargained for work and this must stop immediately. We are intent on getting job security and jobs for the future. We also pressured the company to supply the information we requested for small cells and the first responder network. The Company’s greed is on full display when the discussions turn to absence. They treat talks about absence with disdain and want to roll back protections for their employees who get sick. We will continue to fight for fair benefits that protect you when you and your family are not well.
If you are a part time employee who recently had your hours cut without your approval, you need to speak to your manager and contact your local if they don’t fix it immediately. The Company assured us that any cut in hours would be voluntary. And finally, if your manager sets up a meeting or training outside of your scheduled hours, your attendance is voluntary. If they tell you otherwise, they are incorrect, and you need to contact your Local immediately. Stay mobilized, stay unified and stay angry! When we fight, WE WIN!
Stay strong Brothers and Sisters!!
Mike Baxter, Local 1101
Glen Skeen, Local 4320